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bug #40139: [I18N] Message created with concatenation of translated strings

Submitter:  Daniele Forsi <dforsi>
Submitted:  Sat 28 Sep 2013 02:45:08 PM UTC
Severity:  3 - Normal Item Group:  Enhancement
Status:  Fixed Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  psmith Open/Closed:  Closed
Component Version:  3.82 Operating System:  None
Fixed Release:  4.1 Triage Status:  Small Effort
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Sun 13 Oct 2013 08:14:19 PM UTC, comment #2: 

This change will be available in the next release of GNU make.

Paul D. Smith <psmith>
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Mon 30 Sep 2013 02:07:16 AM UTC, comment #1: 

I agree with you that this should be fixed; however we're too close to the next release to be changing translatable strings right now.  It will need to go into the next release.

Paul D. Smith <psmith>
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Sat 28 Sep 2013 02:45:08 PM UTC, original submission:  

An error message is created using 2 translated strings which is error prone for translators:

This is the code from current git:

              fatal (fstart, _("missing separator%s"),
                     (cmd_prefix == '\t' && !strneq (line, "        ", 8))
                     ? "" : _(" (did you mean TAB instead of 8 spaces?)"));

In fact it is wrong in the Italian translation:
"separatore %s mancante".

A least this needs a "translators" comment telling that the %s must be at the end of the string.

A possible fix is using two different strings:
_("missing separator")
_("missing separator" (did you mean TAB instead of 8 spaces?))

Daniele Forsi <dforsi>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2013-10-13 psmith Fixed Release4.0 4.1
    2013-10-13 psmith StatusNone Fixed
        Assigned toNone psmith
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
        Fixed ReleaseNone 4.0
    2013-09-30 psmith Item GroupNone Enhancement
        Component Version4.0 3.82
        Triage StatusNone Small Effort

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